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Saint José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero - January 26 on January 26, 2015 B. José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero Also known as The Gaucho Priest Memorial 26 January Profile Fourth of ten brothers. More
Saint José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero - January 26

on January 26, 2015 B. José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero

Also known as


The Gaucho Priest
Memorial

26 January
Profile

Fourth of ten brothers. Priest in the diocese of Córdoba, Argentina, ordained at age 26. Known to travel long distances in Argentina on the back of a mule, dressed in sombrero and poncho, to serve the needs of Christiansm throughout his huge parish. Cared for the sick during the cholera epidemic of 1867 He was contracted leprosy during his travels, and was blind toward the end.
Born

16 March 1840 in Santa Rosa de Río Primero, Córdoba, Argentina
Died

26 January 1914 in Villa del Tránsito, Córdoba, Argentina of leprosy
Venerated

19 April 2004 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues)
Beatified

14 September 2013 by Pope Francis
beatification recognition celebrated at Villa Cura Brochero, Córdoba, Argentina, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
his beatification miracle involved the healing of 13 year old Nicolas Flores who was in a vegetative state following a severe car crash

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